Chelsea’s Spain midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 29, would consider a loan move in January but only to a leading European club. (Squawka)
Real Madrid are interested in signing Manchester City’s former Atletico striker Sergio Aguero, 28. (Mirror)
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, 53, says he will remain at Old Trafford “for many years” despite their slow start to the season. (Sun)
Chelsea captain John Terry, 35, will be offered at least £8m a year to play for Guangzhou Evergrande, for whom he is an ambassador, in the Chinese Super League. (Daily Mail)
West Ham are watching 27-year-old Sunderland centre-back Lamine Kone, while Everton could make another attempt to sign the Ivory Coast international. (Mirror)
Midfielder Joey Barton, 34, will only train with Rangers’ youth teams after he was told to report back to the club’s base after a suspension. (Press Association via ESPN)
Interim England boss Gareth Southgate is watching Middlesbrough midfielder Adam Forshaw, 25, and could call him up for the games against Scotland and Spain. (Telegraph)
Southampton are in takeover talks with a Chinese consortium, which could pay £200m for the Premier League club. (Bloomberg)
Sunderland boss David Moyes still has the backing of the club’s owner Ellis Short and chief executive Martin Bain despite failing to win a league game. (Mail)
Roma defender Antonio Rudiger, 23, is not interested in rumours linking him with a move to Chelsea or Manchester United. (Goal)
Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al Hasawi says he is close to sealing the long-awaited sale of the Championship side. (Twitter Moments)
Tim Sherwood is being lined up to be QPR’s next boss if Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink fails to get a result against Forest on Saturday. (Sun)
Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore, 21, who is on loan at Ajax, is not in good shape, according to the Dutch side’s head coach Peter Bosz. (Voetbal International – in Dutch)
Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho tweeted to deny reports he clashed with Lionel Messi after Tuesday’s 3-1 Champions League win over Barcelona.
Nice striker Mario Balotelli posted a video on Instagram of his view of the ocean while on a skateboard.
Several of Danny Ings’ Liverpool team-mates tweeted support after the striker was ruled out for the season with a knee injury. Jordan Henderson said he was “gutted for this man, but he will be back stronger”, while Christian Benteke said “what doesn’t kill you make you stronger”.
A Cardiff City fan who was a mascot for Tuesday’s Manchester City v Barcelona game did the ‘Ayatollah’, a Bluebirds hand gesture, live on TV. (Wales Online)
Two German fifth-tier clubs played a game without the offside rule as an experiment by football magazine 11 Freunde. It ended 1-0. (ESPN)
Orlando Pirates boss Muhsin Ertugral has left the South African club after announcing in a post-match interview on live TV that he would resign following the 6-1 defeat. (Sport24)